U.S. Supreme Court

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    November 15, 2016  

    A new movie, “Loving,” tells the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen. Continue reading

  • An Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter stands near the rubble of a destroyed building, north of Raqqa city, Syria November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said - RTX2SB6A
    November 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Monday, Kurdish-led forces pressed toward the Islamic State’s de facto capital Raqqa after announcing the offensive Sunday. Also, the Justice Department announced it is sending 500 staffers to 28 states to watch for civil rights violations at the polls, a third of what it sent in 2012. The Supreme Court refused to re-impose Democrat-sought curbs on partisan poll watchers in Ohio. Continue reading

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    November 4, 2016  

    In their final Friday political analysis before the election, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss Hillary Clinton’s shrinking lead, the rough language that has pervaded the campaign, the outlook for the congressional power dynamic, a year of ‘irresponsibility’ in government and prospects for filling the Supreme Court vacancy. Continue reading

  • A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. The University of California will designate gender-neutral restrooms at its 10 campuses to accommodate transgender students, in a move that may be the first of its kind for a system of colleges in the United States.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY POLITICS) - RTR48EXM
    October 28, 2016  

    In our news wrap Friday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear its first case on transgender rights, which involves a transgender teen in Virginia who was barred from using the boys’ bathroom at a high school. Also, the secretary of the interior says she’s “profoundly disappointed” with the acquittals of seven defendants accused of conspiracy for taking over an Oregon wildlife refuge for 41 days. Continue reading

  • U.S. Associate Justice Clarence Thomas poses for an official picture with other justices at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, in this file photo taken October 31, 2005. Thomas ended a decade of silence from the bench at U.S. Supreme Court arguments on Monday when the conservative justice unexpectedly posed questions during a gun rights case from Maine.    REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files - RTS8NAE
    October 27, 2016  

    There are new sexual assault allegations aimed at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In the wake of Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape, as women took to social media to recount their experiences, one lawyer wrote about being groped by Thomas as a young scholar. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle broke the story and joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the allegations. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump rallies with supporters at the Million Air Orlando airplane hangar in Sanford, Florida, U.S. October 25, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2QFHM
    October 25, 2016  

    Campaigning in Florida, Donald Trump bashed the Affordable Care Act, seizing on newly announced insurance premium spikes. Sunshine State polls show a close race; Trump sees it as a must-win and believes he’s winning big. Meanwhile, though the Justice Department will be monitoring polling places around the nation, its oversight will be curtailed by a 2013 Supreme Court decision. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • A model poses for photographs with a Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone during its launching ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters
    October 11, 2016  

    Samsung has announced that it’s halting production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The news comes after reports of the replacement phones catching fire — just like the original models — and on the same day that the battle between Apple and Samsung was set to be heard before the Supreme Court. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Backchannel’s Jessi Hempel for more. Continue reading

  • U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives to watch U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 20, 2015. Picture TAKEN January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo - RTSHXMG
    October 10, 2016  

    For the latest NewsHour Bookshelf, Gwen Ifill sits down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to discuss her new book, “In My Own Words” — her first since she was appointed to the court. Ginsburg reflects on the origins of her reputation as “Notorious R.B.G,” how Jimmy Carter diversified the court and how the confirmation process today differs from when she was nominated. Continue reading

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    October 5, 2016  

    As the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains empty, the Supreme Court begins a new term with only eight members. What challenges will arise from the reduced size of the nation’s highest court? Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss that question, as well as a recent case on racial bias and the death penalty and other matters expected to be heard this term. Continue reading

  • FILE PHOTO: Protesters calling for an end to the death penalty unfurl a banner before police arrest them outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington January 17, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo - RTSFK7B
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    In 1997, Duane Edward Buck was sentenced to die after he was convicted of killing two people and wounding a third in Houston, Texas. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today to decide whether Buck received a fair trial. Continue reading

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